I’ve been guilty of utilizing story time where ever I’ve lived for the past 4.5 years. What can I say – I leap at the chance for someone else to take the reigns of entertaining the kiddos, while all I have to do is hang out in the background, hope they don’t cause too much of a distraction and breathe. It’s the break I need so often. In fact, I was once on a regular on a story time circuit - I attended 3 story times a week at different locations. Kind of like a rodeo circuit, except, not.
The other day, I decided it was time to hop back on that train and visit a local story time here in Northwest Indiana. This would be the first venture for the toddler, so I had my doubts about getting a real break. However, I was pleasantly surprised! She stayed in the designated “story time” area, didn’t act like too much of a fool and managed to even listen – once…I think.
However, she did decide that the Barnes & Noble carpet was as good of a place as any to pull up a little bit of floor and go on to sleep. Seriously. She squatted, then leaned over a bit (see above), put her thumb in her mouth and decided – “this isn’t so bad” and was on her way to sleepytown. I intervened, she perked up and we finished story time.
Then, it was time for snack – she gobbled it up. All in all, we had a very successful inaugural trip to story time. Can’t wait to become “regulars”.